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Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Program

Students who enroll in Kairos University of California's CADC (The Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) Leadership Studies Program will be equipped for a fulfilling career addressing substance abuse. As a licensed CADC, guide individuals through recovery, addressing mental health issues, and contributing to healing in families affected by addiction.

  • Is Kairos University accredited?
    Yes, Kairos University is accredited. It is a campus of America Evangelical University and has obtained approval by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to operate as a degree-granting institution. It is also fully accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The accreditation by ABHE is a national, faith-related accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and listed by the United States Department of Education as a recognized national, institutional accrediting agency.
  • What is Kairos University about?
    Kairos University is committed to preparing Christian leaders and focuses on a faith-based educational approach. Their vision and mission statements emphasize equipping students with knowledge of the Word of God, academic competencies, professional skills, and cultural sensitivity. The university's educational philosophy includes equipping men and women as servants of Christ, striving for competence and excellence in study and research, and fostering spiritual formation.
  • What do you learn at Kairos?
    At Kairos University, students learn through a Bible-centered curriculum. The institution specializes in teaching all 66 books of the Bible, providing a solid foundation on the grand story of God's love for the world, from creation to redemption in Jesus Christ. The curriculum also includes academic and practical knowledge for ministry in today's world, balancing academic learning with practical application for effective service in Christ's name.
  • Are unaccredited degrees recognized?
    Generally, unaccredited degrees are not recognized by other institutions and employers as valid educational credentials. Accreditation is an important marker of quality assurance and institutional accountability, and without it, the validity of a degree can be questioned.
  • What is the most recognized college accreditation?
    In the United States, the most recognized accreditations are those that are recognized by the CHEA and the U.S. Department of Education. Regional accreditation is typically considered the most prestigious and widely recognized form of accreditation for academic institutions.
  • Why is our name Kairos University?
    Kairos is a Greek word that means the right, critical, or opportune moment. In a Christian theological context, it refers to a time when God acts or an opportunity for a decision or action that could result in significant change. The name Kairos for the university likely reflects a focus on seizing the moment for spiritual growth, learning, and acting within God's timing.
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